Our Mission – The restoration of equity and opportunity

Fish Northwest is committed to the conservation and preservation of Puget Sound salmon stocks while restoring and expanding fishing opportunities for Washington’s anglers, their families, and businesses.

We believe that by using best available science our wild salmon runs can be conserved and rebuilt, while an abundant hatchery fish population can provide ample fishing opportunities for the public. We think this can be achieved by increasing hatchery fish production, and by ensuring equity and fairness is brought back to the North of Falcon season setting process. Our immediate goal is to have WA State and the native tribes comply with the Boldt Decision which specifies the requirement of equal sharing of our salmon resources.

With a broken North of Falcon salmon season setting process and the Boldt Decision not being complied with, we came together and began the legal process to set this right. Our attorneys are currently analyzing our litigation options.  As we prepare to launch legal action in the coming months, we will need all the financial support we can get.  If you agree that recreational salmon fishing opportunities in WA State are unjustifiably dismal, and getting worse, please consider donating and support our cause to restore equity and opportunity.

You can donate directly to Fish Northwest, a 501(c)(4) non-profit, or through our fiscal sponsorship with The Friday Harbor Salmon Classic a 501(c)(3), a non-profit charity, in order to receive a tax deduction.

We expect a lengthy legal battle to achieve equitable recreational salmon fishing opportunity again in WA State. This will be a long and costly journey, but we are determined to stay the course and prevail.  We will need sustained financial support from those of you who want to see restoration of equity and opportunity.

We’re fighting for equity and opportuinty so future generations of salmon fishermen like this young fella can enjoy the sport!